Textpattern Demo and Information

Free Textpattern demo installation

Want to quickly see how the open-source software Textpattern works? You'll find a free and updated demo installation of Textpattern here.

Before using this demo please notice:

Option 1: Shared and self resetting Textpattern demo

There is a public demo installation of Textpattern which is shared with others and resets itself hourly. You can access it by visiting the following link:

Option 2: Request your own Textpattern demo installation

You can request a own demo instance with a lifetime of 24 hours. This is ideal if you don't want to have your settings overwritten by other users of this website. Just use the following form and receive a link to your free custom instance within seconds:


About Textpattern

Textpattern CMS is a free open source content management system written in PHP as a programming language and using a MySQL database. It was originally developed by Dean Allen and first released in 2003. While Textpattern CMS is mostly seen as a weblogging tool, it has the features of a content management system and is suitable for deployment in many contexts. Some examples of Textpattern CMS features include a tag based template system, a privilege-based user hierarchy, built-in site statistics and a robust plugin architecture that allows current features to be expanded.

As a CMS Textpattern offers options for all types of users from designers and developers to site administrators and end users. If you want to get a review of this content management system you can login to our Textpattern demo using the links above. The screenshots below will give you a preview of how the admin demo looks like and how you can customize your online demo using themes. You can also set up your own Textpattern demo using the download link below. Before going through the installation process make sure you read the documentation and user guides on system requirements and what you need to do to get your demo site up and running. You will need to create a database, download and unpack the software, upload it to your web server and then proceed to setup and configuration.

To customize your Textpattern demo you will find themes available on the official website for both the frontend and the admin demo interface. The latest version available for download is 4.6.2 and it was released on October 21, 2016 under the GNU GPLv2 license.

Key Facts

CMS nameTextpattern
User rating1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (60 votes, average: 4.48 out of 5)
CMS CategoriesBlog, CMS / Portals
Current version (stable)4.6.2
Latest release date (stable)10/21/2016
First release date01/01/2003
LicenseGNU General Public License version 2
Supported languagesEnglish
CMS Demo available (see above)
Admin Demo available (see above)
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